Bit’s Quest programming puzzle available post migration

By on July 7, 2013

Bit's Quest

Many of you enjoyed playing the game Bit’s Quest during our data center migration and have asked us if the game would be made available after the migration. Good news, we’ve made the game available at

What’s Bit’s Quest?

Bit’s Quests is a programming puzzle with 15 levels where you navigate the Bitbucket robot through a maze using JavaScript event based programming. How many levels can you complete?

Scheduled downtime: Bitbucket moves data centers on July 7

By on July 2, 2013

Bitbucket data center migration

In a few days we’ll flip a switch and migrate Bitbucket to a new hosting provider. During this migration Bitbucket will be unavailable up to six hours starting Sunday, July 07, 2013 at 19:00:00 UTC.

UPDATE: the migration is now complete — thanks for your patience everyone!

Scheduled downtime

Over the last several months we’ve put together a detailed plan that limits downtime to no more than six hours. Why so long? Bitbucket has maintained a synchronization of our filesystems and databases between the two data centers for several weeks. When we bring down Bitbucket at the current data center, it will take a few hours to finalize the replication between the two data centers before we can bring up the new location.

Once the synchronization is complete, we will bring the new location up and perform a series of integrity and performance tests to assure the new hardware is ready to go before making it publicly available.

Why we’re moving

Bitbucket has seen amazing growth since introducing free unlimited Git repositories for individuals and small teams. With over a million users now utilizing Bitbucket to build better software, moving our data center allows us to:

How this affects you

With the move to a new data center comes the addition of IP addresses.

Incoming IP addresses will be:

Outgoing IP addresses will be:

When pushing and pulling over SSH you’ll see a warning similar to this:

Warning: the RSA host key for ‘’ differs from the key for the IP address ’′

The warning message will also tell you which lines in your ~/.ssh/known_hosts need to change. Open that file in your favorite editor, make the necessary changes, then retry your push or pull.

Stay updated

During the migration, we’ll post updates on Twitter and our status site providing the current status so you can follow our progress.

Thanks for your patience as we work to increase Bitbucket’s performance and reliability. Please contact us at if you have any questions about or during the migration.

JIRA DVCS Connector July Update

By on July 1, 2013

Atlassian has released a new version of the DVCS Connector that connects Bitbucket and GitHub to JIRA. This update addresses a variety of configuration and performance bugs for our OnDemand an On-Premises customers:

Get the DVCS Connector

If you haven’t already, make sure to install the JIRA DVCS Connector in order to:

integrate JIRA with Git

SourceTree 1.0 released, now with Mercurial support

By on June 26, 2013

It’s a big day for SourceTree for Windows: We’re releasing version 1.0 into the wild today. Every developer knows that hitting 1.0 is a formative moment for every product, and we think we’ve got a cracking release for you to check out. The full release notes have the complete story but here are the highlights:


Mercurial support

The big headline feature in this release is support for Mercurial, finally bringing the Windows version into line with the Mac. Thanks to everyone who has been asking for this for their patience – to make up for it you get early access to a few Mercurial enhancements which are pending the next version on Mac, such as optimized, full-log previews of incoming / outgoing changes. Enjoy!

Push and pull counters

Push and pull

You can now see how many changes you have to push or pull on the toolbar and on your bookmarks. Never forget to push again!

Automatic remote fetching

SourceTree can now periodically fetch new commits from your default remotes in the background so you’re always up to date with what’s going on.

Stage and unstage shortcut buttons

Staging commits with SourceTree

By popular request we added some extra buttons to make staging and unstaging at a file level faster in Git.

… and lots more!

We really hope you enjoy this milestone release of SourceTree for Windows. Let us know what you think!


Note: If you’re still on, please see our previous blog post for how to update.

Bitbucket 1M users party: new location, and all waitlisters are in!

By on June 17, 2013

We can’t wait to celebrate Bitbucket’s 1 million users this Thursday, and it looks like you feel the same way: the party got so big that we had to move it! With a new larger venue, we’re happy to announce that all of the waitlisters are officially in!

Please join us at the new location: John Colins Cocktails at 138 Minna Street in San Francisco.

John Collins in SF

In case you missed our our first announcement, here’s what’s happening:

Want some Atlassian swag? Show up early – we’re giving away Bitbucket t-shirts to the first 25 folks who show up to the event.

New outbound IP addresses for post-receive hooks

By on June 11, 2013

Bitbucket supports several post-receive hooks, such as Bamboo build integration, diffs via email, HipChat notifications and more.  Today we made a change to our network configuration that results in these services routing through different IP addresses.

If you’re already taking advantage of our post-receive hooks and have ingress firewall rules to allow us to communicate with your servers, then you’ll need to update your rules.

The old source IP address was:

The new source IP addresses are:

For more information on our post-receive hooks, please see our docs.

Say Hello @ WWDC 2013

By on June 6, 2013

From June 10 – 14, SourceTree developer Kieran Senior will be at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).

This will be Kieran’s first time at WWDC, and he’d love to meet you! Shoot the breeze, get your questions answered, or just share some SourceTree love. Plus, he’s got a SourceTree t-shirt with your name all over it.

How can you resist this face?

Kieran Senior

Didn’t get a WWDC ticket? Can’t find him at the event? No worries, Kieran will be around for some WWDC parties during the week. You can catch him at:

Atlassian Bitbucket passes one million users

By on June 4, 2013

Bitbucket has seen amazing growth since introducing free unlimited Git repositories for individuals and small teams. Every day is a delight reading your emails, tweets, and support requests thanking us for the service we’re building to enable your team to build better software.

Today the Bitbucket team is thrilled to announce we have added our millionth user, and we want to express our appreciation.

Help spread the message on Twitter

Meet and code with the Bitbucket team

Win a trip to visit Bitbucket in San Francisco

To thank all of the 1,000,000 users and 80,000 teams who have signed up for Bitbucket, we’re offering the opportunity for you and a colleague to join us for the next ShipIt 24-hour hackathon day at Atlassian in San Francisco.

The Bitbucket team will be hosting our next ShipIt in our beautiful San Francisco office during the month of September, when San Francisco weather is at its finest.

One winner will get:

Enter now!

Here’s how: For each friend you invite who joins Bitbucket, you’ll be entered into the raffle. Want to know more? Check out our contest details to get all the legal bits.

UPDATE: We wrapped up the contest on June 11 and will announce the winner soon. Thanks to everyone who entered. Feel free to invite your friends anyway!

Create a free account

Calling all locals: Come party with us in SF

Come and have a drink (or two) with the Bitbucket team to help us celebrate 1M users. We’ll be rocking it out with an open bar and great food at John Colins Cocktails in downtown San Francisco on June 20 at 6pm.

John Collins in SF

What should you bring? Yourself and anyone from your team. Register now for the party >>

Join the Bitbucket support engineer team

By on May 23, 2013

Bitbucket UI team

Over 75,000 teams are using Bitbucket to manage, review and share code in the cloud, and we’re looking for a support engineer to help those teams code better together.

If so, the Bitbucket team in San Francisco wants YOU to join our support engineering team!

What will you be doing?

You will have the responsibility of working with a wide range of customers, from start-ups to large corporations, to help identify and resolve product issues.

You’ll love it here…

Bitbucket is a part of Atlassian, one of the “Best Small & Medium Companies to Work for in America.” Our products reach over 25,000 enterprise customers globally, including Pixar, Twitter, Netflix, NASA and Facebook.

With offices in Sydney, San Francisco and Amsterdam, we are growing fast, and we are building a different kind of software company: one that listens to customers, values innovation and solves customer problems with brilliant simplicity. You’ll have a direct impact on millions of users as soon as you start! Find out about Life at Atlassian.

Does this sound like you?

Show us your portfolio, blog, Bitbucket or GitHub profile, open-source contributions, or things you’ve built.

Apply for Bitbucket support job

Not for you? What about a mate? If you know of a great support engineer who fits the build, we’ll give you a referral bonus.

Emergency maintenance Thursday, May 23, 2013 0300 UTC

By on May 22, 2013

A few hours from now on Thursday May, 2013 0300 UTC, Bitbucket will be unavailable for up to 30 minutes to perform emergency maintenance.

This morning’s brief outage was due to what has been discovered to be a faulty component of Bitbucket’s datacenter networking infrastructure. This networking equipment must be replaced as soon as possible to avoid further unexpected outages.

We apologize for the sudden nature of this downtime. Please contact us at if you have any questions.